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spending. shannon bream is live in sterling, virginia, just outside washington, which was a big swing area in 2008 with voters. what will republicans say this morning? shannon, good morning there. >> reporter: good morning, bill. they're going to roll out this pledge with america and whenty do that this morning we're going to hear more about what you talked about, a lot of folks saying what are you going to do, they're talking about what they're going to undo. we're getting a look at the first formal pledge here by jay gibson, our producer. here's a first look at what they're going to say but it's as much about undoing things as much as doing things, getting rid *t health care bill, repealing tax hikes and basically getting government out of business. we talked to senator bacchus and here's what he said. >> too big to fail is not about america. america is about people and opportunity. it's not about taking from the people and redirecting that to go to the government. >> gop says the government has overstepped, their plan is to reign it back in, bill. bill: we have heard that theme but the
the republicans ruling out a pledge to america. they went to ha lumberyard in virginia this morning. they promised if likted they'll cut spending, cut taxes, repeal or replace the health care law that went into effect just today. john boehner was asked to offer specifics on how the gop would do all that and still balance the budget and cut the deficit. >> i don't have all the solutions. but i believe if we work with the american people, the american people will want to work with us to come to grips with these challenges that face our country. it's about having that adult conversation an honest, open way, that will help get us the answers to lay out the plan that will solve this problem once and for all. >> congressman bill cassidy is a physician and a republican from louisiana who was a key member of today's roll out. congressman, as you know going into this republicans thought it wasn't a good idea to do this. i didn't hear specifics from john boehner. e read through the pledge. can you tell us how specifically you are going to cut spending? how republicans are going to make these changes? i didn
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't be more different. >>> outside washington in a virginia hardware store, no ties, no pledging, and according to the white house, no new ideas. >> i think john boehner said and i think most of the american people will see that this is very much in line with what the republican party has proposed for the past many years. >> so does robert gibbs have a point? >> not going to be any different than what we've been. we are going to stand up for those things we believe in. >> you expect democrats and republicans not to get along. the real shocker tonight is how much criticism the pledge is getting from republicans, especially tea party conservatives. here to talk this over and more, cnn contributor ericer ixson. editor in chief of redstate.com and author of "red stateup rising." cornell bulcher. democratic mayor of los angeles. antonio. and republican strategist, rich galen. i want to start with you, erick, if you will allow us to skip you, mr. mayor, for a moment. erick erickson has gone after this pledge calling it pablam. others have called it a pledge to do nothing. >> i think i
company in northern virginia, not on the steps of the u.s. capitol. the gop blueprint for reclaiming control of the house tries to seize on the anti-establishment mood in the country. top priorities include tax cuts, spending cuts, limits on the size -- limits on the growth of entitlements and a vow to reverse, repeal president obama's health care reforms. our senior congress correspondent, database nah bash, had the a chance to speak exclusively with a pointman for the pledge, republican house leader, john boehner. how did that go, dana? >> very interesting what john boehner and his republican colleagues tried to do today, wolf with this 45-page glossy document is give voters not just a reason to vote against the democrats who are in charge but a reason to vote for republicans. and there were some new specifics a few in here about new mechanisms to achieve their goals of cutting spending and reforming the way congress works, but a lot of what is in here are broad ideas that we have heard before, so, i tried to press the man who says he wants to be speaker on specifics. and i started
-page plan at the tart lumber yard in ste sterling virginia, here's the tan man. >> the american people are speaking out like never before. they're concerned about the future of our nation and the future for their children. and they see a government in washington that isn't listening, doesn't get it, and frankly, the american people that washington really doesn't care. we're here today to put forth a new governing agenda built by a -- listening to the american people that offers a new way forward. >> did you hear him say the word "new"? all right, remember that. boehner's new way forward is a carbon copy of the bush policies that nearly crip held it country over the last decade. boehner and his krurp short on detail, high on rhetoric, and also pushing the idea that president obama has ruined this country in less than two years. well, here's starched shirt young gun kevin mccarthy out of california. >> as a result of the economic disastrous policies of the current administration, millions of americans today are out of work. and are children will be saddled with the deficit and debt that
bream is live at the unveiling in sterling, virginia. so shannon, how is the message of today's pledge to america, how does it differ from what we heard in 1994? >> well, jon, when you look at the physical rollout, you can see the differences. back in 1994 it was on the steps the u.s. capitol, today, wee are in suburban west virginia, it's clear that republicans want it to seem like it's more collaborative. 1994, they handed out the ten points and say this has finish discussion with the american people, it's about acknowledging the things done wrong in washington and now republicans are pledging to serve the people of america. here's how congresswoman marsha blackburn put it. >> the great promise end salvation of this country has always been the power of the american people to seek and create solutions. this pledge acknowledges that washington has gotten in the way of those solutions and that washington has made the problems worse. >> so today, they laid out the road map for turning those things around, jon. >> jon: i know that in the past democrats have always said that republicans do
senior congressional correspondent dana bash live in sterling, virginia, where the gop unveiled its pledge last hour. dana, what are you hearing? >> you just heard kevin mccarthy. they are talking not only about a legislative agenda but a restoration of trust in government. if you look at the specifics of what they're trying to say, that definitely seems to be part of the goal of these republicans in announcing what they call this pledge to america today. i just had an exclusive interview with the man who is trying to be the speak of the house should the republicans be successful and that is john boehner. as you probably know, he is somebody who has had questions, and certainly democrats, the president included, are raising questions about whether or not he is somebody who is too cozy to lobbyists, and i asked him about that and whether he is willing to say he's going to have more restrictions on lobbyists and do something else to assure people that the perception would change. lift ton what he said. >> i'm a small business guy who stumbled boo this political arena, and when people
bash is in sterling, virginia. dana, are we talking about contract with america 2.0 here? >> reporter: in many ways, yes, kyra, the whole theme as you said among house republicans is to try to convince voters just six weeks before the election that they do have some plans to actually run the government. however, just look at where i am and the images of people remembering in 1994, how different it is. the last thing in the world that republicans wanted to do would be to stand on the steps of the capitol as they did back then representing everything that some of the people that they're really trying to get can't stand. that's why we are here at a small business. that's the emphasis today. the whole question of whether or not anything is different in here, we see a lot of what we have heard. the fact that they want to trim spending, the fact to make tax cuts permanent, the fact to repeal the president's health care plan and there are some small pieces in here that i think are interesting and i should show our viewers and clearly bones, if you will, to tea party voters trying to placate.
republican house lawmakers are at the tart lumber company in sterling, virginia. they'll roll out the pledge and talk to small business owners. luke russert is on capitol hill for us and, luke, give us the thumbnail sketch here. what is in this pledge? >> the pledge has to deal with five other areas. it has to deal with jobs, the economy, reforming congress and congress spending national security and some of the specific things you'll see in this pledge from the republicans today, they'll rule out the following. they want to reduce government spending and go back to 2008 levels that has to do with national security. they want to repeal the national health care law and mortgage giants fannie mae and freddie mac and they want to make the bush tax cuts permanent. those are some of the main facefa facets and president obama is coming on stage right now and we'll hear from him and his national security speech. >> the president, when you recall when he first went before this world stage basically said to folks there that he knows that there are a lot of expectations accompanying my presidency. let
at a backyard event in falls church, virginia, today. >> number one, paul already mentioned, the issue of lifetime limits. that is not going to be the rule anymore after tomorrow. if you've got a policy, you get sick, the insurance company covers you. number two, pre-existing conditions for children, children who have pre-existing conditions are going to be covered. number three, we're going to make sure that if young people don't have health insurance through their employer that they can stay on their parent's health insurance up to the age of 26. >> now, who the heck could be against all of that? well, there's an outfit called the republican party. now, this country was at war over health care for over a year. and now we're starting to see real-life results. >> i want to thank you, first of all. i have a son with entractable seizures and this bill will make a huge dmifrs our life personally. >> in march of this year i was diagnosed with high-grade stage 2 non-hodgkin's lymphoma. i'm feeling great. if it wasn't from this bill i probably wouldn't be feeling great because i would had be
're right, megyn. here in west virginia barack obama may be the decisive personality and his agenda could turn the whole election. john raese, the republican, ran for office before, hammering hard on barack obama. joe manchin is popular incumbent democratic governor. he made something of a career going against the grain. moderate to conservative democrat and been really, really tough on barack obama and the agenda. you look at ads however, you see each side taking sort of normally expected positions. manchin attacking raese for his business record and raese attacking manchin for being much more liberal than he let's on. let's listen. >> john race z bad for mine workers. 600 safety violations. >> john raese puts profits before people. i don't trust him to look out for these minors. and neither should you. >> listen to joe manchin supporting obama care. >> i am totally behind health care reform and -- [applause] >> say it ain't so, joe? you are totally behind the medicare cuts that will affect our seniors? you want bigger government and higher taxes to pay for it? sorry, joe, seniors can't
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